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Forum: Help With Reception 25-Apr-2019, 10:37 PM
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Posted By blackstone
Thanks for the explanation. What does vertical...

Thanks for the explanation.
What does vertical polarization do?
Forum: Help With Reception 25-Apr-2019, 8:36 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 13,459
Posted By blackstone
Thanks, rabbit 73. I don't understand the...

Thanks, rabbit 73.
I don't understand the numbers you posted other than KW.

Just have to wait and see
Forum: Help With Reception 25-Apr-2019, 3:47 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 13,459
Posted By blackstone
Or I could continue to ask dumb questions for...

Or I could continue to ask dumb questions for others that are too embarrassed.

:o

There are times that WPGH comes in, usually poorly.

Will the repack improve or diminish my chances at...
Forum: Help With Reception 25-Apr-2019, 6:58 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 13,459
Posted By blackstone
Here's an update. Installed the PA 18 preamp...

Here's an update.

Installed the PA 18 preamp on the Channel Master. Already had one on the DB8E.
Used the combiner that I had on hand from Antennas Direct.
Connected to the CM distribution amp...
Forum: Help With Reception 18-Apr-2019, 5:13 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 13,459
Posted By blackstone
Couple stations took a while to load or show. ...

Couple stations took a while to load or show.
When I went to the channel menu those stations were "weak"

The signal strength is either "good", "normal" or "weak"

Right now, everything is...
Forum: Help With Reception 18-Apr-2019, 9:26 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 13,459
Posted By blackstone
I have it and will give it a try today. I was...

I have it and will give it a try today.
I was so excited that everything worked that I stopped.

It may be my imagination, but several stations that came in when one or the other antennas was...
Forum: Help With Reception 17-Apr-2019, 10:54 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 13,459
Posted By blackstone
Preliminary results. It appears we have...

Preliminary results.

It appears we have success.

I am cautiously optimistic, anyhow.

Dropped my mast so I could retrieve my combiner, installed the other Pa 18 preamp on the VHF.
Put the...
Forum: Help With Reception 17-Apr-2019, 7:48 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 13,459
Posted By blackstone
Sounds good. Thanks

Sounds good.
Thanks
Forum: Help With Reception 17-Apr-2019, 7:26 PM
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Views: 13,459
Posted By blackstone
When I installed the CM, originally I planned to...

When I installed the CM, originally I planned to combine it with the DB but my cables were too short so it's just hanging on the mast.

Unless there is a good reason not to do it, I'm thinking of...
Forum: Help With Reception 17-Apr-2019, 5:05 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 13,459
Posted By blackstone
At least one. They had a $10 minimum order...

At least one.

They had a $10 minimum order and they were only $2.49
Forum: Help With Reception 17-Apr-2019, 2:59 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 13,459
Posted By blackstone
Thanks for that, Rabbit 73. As soon as I get...

Thanks for that, Rabbit 73.
As soon as I get some help this evening to drop the mast to retrieve mine, I'll try it out.

Won't have to wait for my UVSJs to get here.

If anyone has a need for...
Forum: Help With Reception 17-Apr-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 13,459
Posted By blackstone
I have the DB 8E at the recommendation of...

I have the DB 8E at the recommendation of Antennas Direct, nascarken.
I suppose they looked at my location and what stations I wanted to get.

It receives a wide range.
I get signals from...
Forum: Help With Reception 16-Apr-2019, 10:27 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 13,459
Posted By blackstone
None as anxious as me. LOL. Thanks for...

None as anxious as me.
LOL.

Thanks for your help
Forum: Help With Reception 16-Apr-2019, 6:28 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 13,459
Posted By blackstone
ADTech, I'm a believer in not monkeying with...

ADTech, I'm a believer in not monkeying with something that seems to be working.

I'm getting pretty much everything that's available to me.
Right now, I disconnect one antenna or the other
Forum: Help With Reception 16-Apr-2019, 3:13 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 13,459
Posted By blackstone
I really appreciate that everyone is sticking...

I really appreciate that everyone is sticking with me on this.

Is there somewhere I can make a donation to offset the expenses of running the site or something?

I see that aligning my DB 8E...
Forum: Help With Reception 16-Apr-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 13,459
Posted By blackstone
Thanks, nascarken. Is "91xg" an...

Thanks, nascarken.

Is "91xg" an antenna?
Forum: Help With Reception 16-Apr-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 13,459
Posted By blackstone
Appreciate all the effort

Appreciate all the effort
Forum: Help With Reception 16-Apr-2019, 12:55 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 13,459
Posted By blackstone
Thanks, ADTech. As I said above, it seems...

Thanks, ADTech.

As I said above, it seems the signal is good but getting mixed up.

Hopefully, the UVSJ will sort those things out.
Forum: Help With Reception 15-Apr-2019, 11:51 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 13,459
Posted By blackstone
Thanks for that info, Bob. Antenna Direct...

Thanks for that info, Bob.
Antenna Direct mentioned that a while back, too.

I'd hate to change them around because I have the DB 8E zoned in and not sure how long it would take to get it back.
...
Forum: Help With Reception 15-Apr-2019, 6:18 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 13,459
Posted By blackstone
Would a picture help?

Would a picture help?
Forum: Help With Reception 15-Apr-2019, 6:17 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 13,459
Posted By blackstone
Yes. Sort of. The UHF is mounted on a piece...

Yes.
Sort of.
The UHF is mounted on a piece of conduit attached to and old wooden pole that, previously, had a dusk to dawn light.
The center of the antenna is approx. 12-13' above ground.

The...
Forum: Help With Reception 15-Apr-2019, 5:56 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 13,459
Posted By blackstone
Sorry for any confusion. The PA 18 is connected...

Sorry for any confusion.
The PA 18 is connected to the DB 8E with a 3' cable.
Then 50' cable is connected to the PA 18 to the power inserter with 3' cable to the combiner

Thanks for clarifying...
Forum: Help With Reception 15-Apr-2019, 4:54 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 13,459
Posted By blackstone
Referring to your original drawing, Tim. The...

Referring to your original drawing, Tim.
The UHF antenna has the Antennas Direct PA 18 preamp on the mast.
The power inserter is before the splitter/combiner inside.

The VHF antenna is using the...
Forum: Help With Reception 15-Apr-2019, 3:23 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 13,459
Posted By blackstone
I see that, now. I wouldn't have thought of...

I see that, now.

I wouldn't have thought of it but would have put the UVSJ on the TV side of the inserters since that is where they combine
Forum: Help With Reception 15-Apr-2019, 2:20 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 13,459
Posted By blackstone
Thanks for the fast reply, Bob. Here's what...

Thanks for the fast reply, Bob.

Here's what it says on the site.

It says diplexer on the picture
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